Portal Video

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  1. Ennui

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    An absolutely stunning preview of what's in store for us when Portal is released alongside Half-Life 2: Episode Two has been uploaded to GameSpot. Head over to the HL2: EP2 page there and check it out.
     
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  3. Asknoone

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    Amazing stuff.
     
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    Whoa, that's stunning! Also, the source engine was looking surprisingly good. Was it just bad video quality, or was there motion blur?
     
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    edit: ugh I can't watch it from Gamespot. Does anyone have an alternate link?
     
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    That's looks nuts... hmmm, my head hurts
     
  7. Captain M4d

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    Have we been able to confirm that Portal is a part of the HL2 universe? If so, the environments looks very Combine-like. Perhaps Aperture is some kind of underground lab on Earth that was able to avoid the Portal Storms because of their own portal technology. I don't know. Just a thought.
     
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    Woah gets really interesting towards the end
     
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    Insane. :E
     
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    :O

    Utterly awesome!!!!!!!!

    Now if only this, and all that other awesome code that valve has been producing could be somehow worked into the sdk :D

    This game may very well eclipse ep2!
     
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    Yes it is set within the Half-life universe.
     
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    And I thought Valve reached the limit of original guns with the gravity gun...
     
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    Hi-res video. (1280x720)

    Screenshots can also be viewed there.
     
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    pretty sweet, I like puzzle games!!
     
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    If only they managed to squeeze this out before Prey, this would've been revolutionary. Pretty amazing gameplay opportunities in Portal.... can't wait to play it.
     
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    I heard that... should be interesting to see if it is actually tied in.
     
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    Man, but that's awesome.
     
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    wow - I'm in love

    Imagine if they had made an Opposing Force Expansion with that as the interpretation of the teleport gun - hell even Samon would have loved it :p
    Looks unbelievably awesome and beautiful - I hope its sold seperately from Episode 2
     
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    This looks absolutely incredible. Wow, I just watched the video twice in a row...and man my mind is still boggled.

    By the design, I would suggest this would follow some sort of Combine story line, due to the use of the white, minimalist nature of the gun and sentry.

    I just got to wonder, when you're stuck in the infinite loop, can you see the back of your playermodel? This is just so wicked.
     
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    looks nasty....graphics looks great, hopefully they actually look that good.
     
  22. Hyperion2010

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    ROFL!

    Imagine multiplayer, where you set up a trap so that there is a portal in the ceiling, and right as someone runs under it you make a portal on the floor so they get stuck in the infinite loop :D
     
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    A revolution all over again...I don't think Valve will ever stop...
     
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    moahaha, that is sooooo cool
     
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    A glimpse at the player... well, at least it's human. :)
     
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    the motion blur and dof really make it look amazing

    in prey and narbacular drop, distant portals will turn black... I noticed in portal they will instead just show the surface behind
    looks kinda weird
     
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    This looks awesome. More then awesome! Great idea!
     
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    Looks totally brilliant. While the concept isn't new (valve on the purchasing trail again?) it looks really, really interesting to play, and the possibilities in level design & variation look to be very varied :D
     
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    air control would prevent an infinite loop :p
     
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    What else could eclipse another Valve game, except another Valve game?!
     
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    Portal is Orgasmic...
    Imagine Multiplayer!
     
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    ..........................Speechless................
    So smooth, so amazing. Looks just as smooth as Prey's portals
     
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    Portal is nothing new - Quake 3 had already that except firing it wherever you want it.
     
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    :roll: So it is something new then...
     
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    First person shooters aren't new either. Wolfenstein 3d had the concept down in like 93. Nothing is new, it's implementation of the concept that matters, and this is pretty new, especially for a title from a top-notch superdeveloper like Valve.
     
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    watching it again I realize I was wrong about the distant portal thing

    while I'm picking nits though, it does seem to have trouble with lighting on objects going through portals
    also, that cotton candy color scheme for the portals is ugly :)
     
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    Why does Valve have to raise the bar so high with nearly every title release? Can't they give the other guys a break? Wait, no, they can't and shouldn't! GO VALVE!
     
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    Ok, the implementation of technology is something where VALVe has no competition and their use of portals is truly mind boggling. :p
     
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    If Valve was a girl, I'd ask her out.
     

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